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Brussels on high terror alert

Published:Saturday | November 21, 2015 | 12:00 AM
Belgian Army soldiers and police patrol an otherwise busy shopping street in Brussels.

The Belgian capital of Brussels is now on a high terror alert.

Prime Minister Charles Michel says the move comes in response to information about the risk of an attack like the one in Paris last week.

Michel says there are fears that several individuals with arms and explosives could launch attacks in several places.

Investigators believe that some of the attackers who killed 130 people in last Friday’s terrorist attacks in Paris resided in Brussels.

One of the leading suspects, Salah Abdeslam, is believed to have returned to Belgium.